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We're going to the Eisteddfod


Thursday 26 May 2011

Come over and say hi to us at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Swansea.  We'll be there all week on stand 93-94. 

 



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Sharing the love on Valentine’s Day!


Monday 14 February 2011

On this day for lovers, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and tell you that we think you’re great!

 

 


Sharing the love on Valentine’s Day!

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Sneak a peek at our new collection


Friday 28 January 2011



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New collection to be launched at Bubble London


Thursday 20 January 2011

Press Release

 

Organic children’s clothing company Pili Pala Childrenswear will launch its Autumn Winter 2011 range, the company’s fourth collection, at Bubble London in January.

 

Building on the established collection of comfortable, ethical and environmentally sustainable clothes for fashion conscious children; the new range features exciting and colourful pieces in which are trans-seasonal, unisex and, above all, fun.

 

New styles being added to the collection for Autumn Winter 2011 include fleece lined hoody jumpers, limited edition organic cord dresses, cosy toes baby leggings, a stylish empire line dress and a new style of trousers.  The current collection of long and short sleeved t-shirts, leggings, babygros, underwear, blankets, bibs, hats, bubble hem dresses, jumpsuits and shorts will also be expanded to include new colours and fabrics.

 

New colourways and fabrics

The new collection features strong pieces in vibrant new colourways - items in soft pink, deep purple and striking teal are introduced.  The bold red, navy and red stripes and the chocolate brown colours which form part of the Pili Pala family will also feature strongly in the new collection with popular pieces being carried over from the SS11 collection.

 

Organic corduroy and fleece are being introduced to add warmth and a greater variety to the collection which already includes the softest organic cotton and velour pieces.  Maintaining the company’s strong environmental stance, all fabrics used within the Pili Pala range are organic or a mix of organic and recycled materials.

 

Pattern and print

A new addition to the printed fabrics is a quirky and cute bluebell print which adds an exciting twist to the pink cotton range.  The bird and bird house print, introduced during the Autumn Winter 2010 collection and loved by Pili Pala fans, features prominently in the new collection and will be available across a the whole range.

 

Commenting on the launch of the new range, Berith Lochery, founder of Pili Pala Childrenswear said “I’m truly excited by the new pieces included in our Autumn Winter 2011 collection; designing them has been a very rewarding experience.  Responding to customer comments and suggestions, we’ve introduced items in pink, teal and purple with highlights of chocolate brown and fantastic new prints.  I hope that our new collection will stand out from the crowd and ensure that we continue to provide comfortable and fashionable clothing for kids which are ethically sound.”

 

Berith continues: “Since the launch of our first collection in 2009, the feedback from our customers and fans has been extremely positive.  Our customer base has grown substantially and we’re increasingly servicing a global market with a greater number of international stockists. From initial discussions with retailers, our new collection is destined to hit all the right notes.”

 

All of Pili Pala’s clothes are produced using organic fabric and ethical processes.  Designed and manufactured in the UK, the garments are a fantastic combination of sensational style and comfortable clothing which are produced without compromising on ethical or environmental standards.

ENDS



New collection to be launched at Bubble London

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Win! Your child’s fingerprint in solid silver!


Friday 03 December 2010

Little Silver Touches, a fantastic jewellery company also based in Wales, is providing the competition prize for us this month.

 

Little Silver Touches produces a wide range of bespoke jewellery which incorporates your child’s fingerprint or footprint into a stunning keepsake which you can add to a necklace, key-ring or just about anything!

 

To be in with your chance of winning a silver charm of your child’s fingerprint on either a circle, heart, square or oval shape charm simply add a comment to our facebook page or blog before 31st December 2010.

 

If you can’t wait for the competition - have a look at their website for some fabulous gift ideas.

 

Congratulations to Anne from Harrogate who was the lucky winner in our competition with Siop Inc and won the door sign for her daughter, Emily

 

 

 

 


Win!  Your child’s fingerprint in solid silver!

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Getting to know our Pili Pals – Babi Pur


Friday 26 November 2010


We’re really proud of our stockists.  They really care about children, the environment and our clothing.  Babi Pur is one such company which sells Pili Pala clothing online and in their lovely Porthmadog store.

 

The company was established in 2007 by husband and wife team Peter and Jolene.  Following the birth of their first daughter, Harriet,  they found city life quite challenging and decided to leave the insurance companies they worked for and return to Jolene’s home town of Porthmadog.

 

Inspired by their daughter and the need to ensure she was dressed in ethically produced clothing and played with toys that would stimulate and educate her without damaging the environment,  they set up an internet company sepecialising in ethical babywear, childrenswear and accessories.  2007 was a particularly busy but exciting year for Peter and Jolene as Isobelle, their second daughter was born and cemented their belief that children should be brought up in a world which encouraged fair trade.

 

If you’re looking for a gift for someone special, or fancy a peek at their shop, take a look at their online shop.

 

 


Getting to know our Pili Pals – Babi Pur

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All the fun of the fair!


Wednesday 24 November 2010

On Monday evening we ventured out in the cold for our annual sensory overdose at the Fair.  Every November the fair visits Aberystwyth and we go along for an evening of fun.

 

We drink in the air which is heavy with the heady smells of hotdogs, fried onions, hot sugar and donuts.  We go from one ride to another, trying not to be scared by the speed and height achieved by some of the rides.

 

The flashing lights, loud music and shrieks of excitement all contribute to an evening where our kids are jumping up and down, pleading for us to let them have ‘just one more go’.

 

It’s hardly an organic experience, but for one night of the year, we think it’s great! 


All the fun of the fair!

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Spot on!


Thursday 18 November 2010

We’re getting ready for Children in Need day tomorrow!  We have spotty outfits and spotty cakes all ready for our fundraising efforts with Pudsey and Blush.    We even have some spotty teddy ears which look really quite attractive!

 

The welfare of children is naturally very close to our hearts here at Pili Pala Childrenswear so we’re really looking forward to getting involved and raising some money for children’s causes here in the UK.

 

So, what do you have planned?  Sponsored silence?  A fancy dress party?  A bake off?  Let us know what you’re planning and keep sending in your photos.  We’d love to see what you get up to, the most innovative fundraising efforts and how much you manage to raise for this worthy cause.

 

Most important of all though is to make sure you dig deep.  Please take a minute and visit the BBC’s Children in Need web page and, if possible, please make a donation. 


Spot on!

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Happy Halloween!


Sunday 31 October 2010


BOO!  Did we scare you?  No?  Didn’t think so.  We’re more Casper the Friendly Ghost than Nightmare on Elm Street over here!

 

We’ve had a great time this Halloween.  We’ve been pumpkin carving, dressing up as witches, vampires and ghosts and had friends over for a spooky tea.  We’ve been apple bobbing, trying to grab sweets from the top of flour mountains using our mouths (and getting covered in flour in the process), telling scary stories and generally having a great time.

 

After the sugar rush of today, we’re planning on turning the glut of pumpkins we have into some tasty pumpkin soup – ideal as a warming lunch on these cold days. Yum!

  

Hope you’ve had a great Halloween.  Keep sending in your spooky photos, we always love receiving them.  You can also post them to our Facebook page!


Happy Halloween!

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Hooray for Half Term!


Saturday 23 October 2010

Yippee!  It’s half term.  No school runs. No uniforms. No packed lunches. Lie-ins! OK, if you’ve managed to figure out the last one please let us know – ours have been up since the crack of dawn and don’t quite understand the concept of ‘please let mummy sleep just a little longer’!

 

So, what have you planned for the week ahead? We’re hoping to have a jam packed week of fun activities.  But we’re kicking off the week with a very civilised cup of coffee in our local arts centre.  Aberystwyth Arts Centre is the largest arts centre of its kind in Wales and we love the fact that it’s on our doorstep.  Today is the launch of their Christmas fair (yes, we know it’s only October, but come on, Christmas will be here in 62 days)!

 

This year, the Christmas fair is better than ever.  There’s a whole host of local and Welsh suppliers there from organic honey, funky photographs, crafty presents and some rather delightful organic childrenswear – we have a stall!  We also have some very special additions to our collection at the fair which include our new organic cotton birdprint babrygro, organic vest and hat in baby blue.  Another addition is our brown and green velour babygro (also organic cotton and recycled fabric) – imagine a mini version of one of our jumpsuits and you won’t be far off.  They do come with a health warning – they’re so cute they’ll make you very broody!

 

So, if you’re in the vicinity, or even fancy a daytrip over to West Wales, call over to the Arts Centre for coffee and a cake you won’t be disappointed with the cake or clothes selection, we promise! 

 

PS Don’t worry if you can’t make it over here just yet, the fair goes on until Christmas and the babygros will be available online before too long!


Hooray for Half Term!

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Northern charm!


Thursday 14 October 2010

There’s something special about the Rheged Centre in Cumbria.  An award winning day out, it’s also Europe’s largest grass covered building.  Designed to resemble a Lakeland hill, the centre is home to 10 shops, outdoor and indoor play areas, craft workshops, a conference centre, a 3D digital cinema and the all important cafe. 

 

The shops at Rheged take pride in stocking things that are a little bit different and offer a choice of products that aren’t found on many high streets.  Their newly refurbished children’s store has just become that little bit more special as they’ve become one of our stockists.  Rheged is also the first store to receive delivery of our 2011 collection – a mix of rich red outfits and vibrant red and navy stripes.  The kids of Cumbria are looking mighty fine in their trendy outfits.

 

So, the next time you’re heading to the rolling hills of Cumbria, or if you’re lucky enough to live there – pop in to the Rheged centre for a cuppa and some quality retail therapy!  


Northern charm!

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Bonkers about Conkers!


Tuesday 05 October 2010

We’re busy collecting conkers this week.  We spend ages scavenging through leaf litter under the huge Horse Chestnut trees to find the spiky green balls.  Minding our fingers we carefully peel back the prickly shell to reveal the brown shiny seed. It’s one of the great joys of autumn!  We don’t know about you, but we also love wandering through the woods, collecting bright orange leaves to make collages and running through the puddles of leaves everywhere.  When the rain stays away, it’s a great time to be outside don’t you think?

 

So, back to conkers.  We’re out and about searching for the biggest, fattest ones. We then line them up and select our best ones ready for a conker battle.  By the way we’re not allowing any sneaky tactics involving vinegar dunking or nail varnish to harden them! We’ve just been making a hole through the middle(ish) and threading shoelaces through them before going for gold and taking it in turns, walloping each other’s until someone wins!  Great fun!

 

Go on, send us your conker battle photos to news@pilipalachildrenswear.com

 


Bonkers about Conkers!

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